In the middle of my massive room organizing slash cleaning, I found myself needing to do something fun. I wanted to keep reading my current book. At the time, it was Divergent, and OMG every time I picked it up I didn’t want to set it down. Yet I couldn’t stop my project. Especially since I’m actually relatively motivated to do it. And, trust me, when the motivation comes along, I need to jump on it before it is gone.
I started a system: Every time I completed a task, I rewarded myself with either a chapter or two in Divergent or a little bit of writing or reading a some of a magazine. But mostly the book reading. It was a strong motivational tool. And a necessary one because if I don’t keep up with my reading (due to either the room thing or my writing WIP), I’m going to fall behind. And who wants to fall behind on reading such good books?
How about you?
Ever have something you need to do when you really want to finish a book? Have you ever done a reward system to get yourself motivated to do something?